Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004

Iyad Allawi

Appointed in June, Iraq's interim Prime Minister has played the tough guy, reinstating the death penalty, backing U.S.-led assaults on Najaf and Fallujah, imposing martial law. Allawi, with security in tow at Baghdad airport, vowed to work for a "united Iraq where brotherhood and justice prevail." Next step: convince skeptical Iraqi voters he's no U.S. stooge.